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Ferris State College in Michigan has reached an settlement with a professor for a posting a provocative, often-profane video for college students forward of the brand new semester in January., the Related Press reported. Underneath the settlement, he’ll retire and obtain $95,000. The professor, Barry Mehler, additionally agreed to not criticize Ferris State for 3 years. If he does criticize the college, he might be pressured to pay $60,000.
Within the video, he stated he’s petrified of instructing in particular person throughout COVID-19 as a result of he’s already 74 years outdated, and that he was planning to retire on the finish of the semester. Mehler’s school union backed him, and stated the college was improper to droop him.
“Again to the present,” Mehler says within the YouTube video, during which he first seems carrying an astronaut-style helmet. “I wish to introduce myself earlier than we truly meet F to F, as we are saying today, which everyone is aware of means fuck to fuck—which actually signifies that we’re all fucked.”
Mehler, a tenured historian, tells college students that once they see him in particular person at school, he’ll be carrying the $300 helmet as a result of it has high-efficiency particulate air filters to guard “each me and also you from this lethal virus that’s going round.”
Mehler then delivers a profanity-laden soliloquy about how no “cocksucker of an administrator goes to inform me how you can educate my lessons as a result of I’m a fucking tenured professor. So if you wish to go complain to your dean, fuck you. Go forward. I’m retiring on the finish of this yr, and I couldn’t give a flying fuck any longer.”